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Poster: RonKaminsky Date: Sep 25, 2005 7:32am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Email replies to posts now works

Since no one replied to my post in the Forums forum on
August 14, 2005
<http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=41339>

and I am not privileged enough to reply to your post in
the announcements forum on March 25, 2005
<http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=31480>

I am replying to this post so at least I can try to open
up a dialog with someone about the following related
topic.

> The long duration of copyright as pushed for by
> industry has been bothering me a lot. My gut feeling is
> that many creative works will never be preserved for
> future generations because of it.
>
> When I think of the following scenario: an artist has
> created a copyrightable work and does not release it
> under a CC (CreativeCommons) license. I want to
> preserve this work for posterity. Unfortunately, I will
> not be around for the next 100 (or more) years until
> the work's copyright protection will expire. I am
> willing to pay the artist money to buy the right to
> conserve this work for posterity.
>
> What kind of license does he need to give me in return
> for my payment, which would enable this?
>
> 1) The license would have to give me the right to
> publish his work under a CC-like license starting at a
> certain date in the future.
>
> 2) The license would have to give me the right to copy
> and transfer the work as far as is necessary to
> preserve it until the date of release.
>
> 3) If the release date is far in the future, I would
> need to have the right to transfer the work and my
> rights under (1) and (2) to an agent or agents who
> would see to the release after my death. (e.g.,
> www.archive.org). In fact, every agent in turn would
> need the right to transfer to another agent just in
> case they can no longer store the work themselves.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbrewster Date: Sep 26, 2005 2:24am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Email replies to posts now works

Good questions. Such is the screwup of the massive expansion of the copyright regulations.

You are trying to perserve something that is in copyright, right?

Libraries have some abilities to perserve things, but these were also stymied by some of the regulations.

I would doubt, however, that many organizations will spend the required time and money trying to perserve digital things for a hundred years if there is no access allowed.

Such is the screw of what lobbiest and congress have done.

Sorry to not be more helpful.

-brewster


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Poster: RonKaminsky Date: Sep 26, 2005 2:40pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Preservation license

> I would doubt, however, that many organizations will spend
> the required time and money trying to perserve digital
> things for a hundred years if there is no access allowed.

I was thinking more of trying to raise fan money or
benefactor contributions to pay the organization for doing
this.

So, no matter what annual or up-front fee I would be willing
to pay www.archive.org, it has no interest in preserving a
work without public access? I suppose that doesn't fit in
with its current "business" model, but I thought that its
major "raison d'etre" was preservation.

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